CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF UDANA VATA
Keywords:Udana vata, vata dosha, bala, smriti
Balanced state of Vata dosha is vital for healthy life as it is the initiator, controller, and fa-cilitator of all physiological and cognitive functions of human body. Kapha, pitta, all malas and dhatus are driven by vata dosha as clouds are driven by the wind. This indicates superi-ority of vata dosha over other elements in our body. Among the five types of vata dosha, Udana vata plays many crucial functions like initiation of speech and motor functions, maintenance of physical strength and immunity (bala), cognitive functions (smriti) and skin complexion etc. In this literary article physiological as well as pathological functions of udana vata with its site, causes of vitiation, disease caused and treatment modalities for its management is discussed.
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